Visit us

We are set in an acre of peaceful woodland gardens on the Ness headland, just above the beautiful fishing village of Shaldon. The Zoo offers a tranquil setting and benefits from ample council run parking on our doorstep.

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the premises.


Opening hours

Summer (April - September)          10am - 5pm

Winter  (October - March)     10am - 4pm

See our entry prices...

How to find us

By car: We are situated just off the A379 Torquay to Teignmouth Road.

By bus: Stop at Ness Drive.

By train: The nearest Station is Teignmouth, then take the river ferry or local bus to Shaldon where the zoo is on the headland.

Contact us

Address: Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Ness Drive, Shaldon, Near Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 OHP

Telephone: (In line with opening hours) 01626 872234



Make the most of your visit by planning your day. You can also have free re-entry on the same day, so after exploring our local area and having some lunch, you can come back for the margay and civets' feeding times or to see your favourite animals again! Visitors can take advantage of the stunning coastal walks, RSPB reserve, golf course, secluded beaches and award-winning restaurants that are all on our doorstep. You could also make more of your visit by booking one of our fantastic encounters such as Meet the Meerkats or a Lemur Liaison.

Download a Visitor Leaflet or download an Experiences and encounters leaflet


Entry prices and concessions 

Did you know that Shaldon Wildlife Trust is a charity?  If you are a UK taxpayer and you make a donation that is 10% more than the admission the government will give us an extra 25p per £ on your entry price. It’s called a Gift Aid visit and it makes a massive difference to charities like Shaldon Wildlife Trust.

You can buy your tickets in advance, at no extra charge, here!


Standard admission

  • Adults: £7.95*

  • Children (3-15 years): £5.50*

  • Children (under 3): FREE

  • Concessions: £6.50*

  • Saver ticket (2 adults & 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children): £23.00*

* If you would prefer not to make this 10% voluntary donation please let our desk staff know.

Admission prices excluding this donation are:

  • Adults: £7.20

  • Children (3-15 years): £4.95

  • Concessions: £5.80

  • Saver ticket (2 adults and 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children): £20.50

Groups of 10 or more

Please contact our education department or visit the education page on the website for more information on school visits and guided tours for groups. We are happy to tailor your visit to suit your needs.

  • Adults: £5.50

  • Children (3-15 years): £3.50

  • Concessions: £4.50

  • One free leader per 10 people

  • Extra leaders charged at group rate

Visitors with disabilities

The majority of the Trust is accessible by wheelchair but we are set on a steep slope. As a result, we offer a reduced rate for those visitors with additional needs.

  • Adults: £5.50

  • Children (3-15 years): £3.50

  • Concessions: £4.50

  • Carer:  £2.50

  • Additional carer – standard price